Family Guy (1999– )
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Peter's paranoia about the end of the world makes the family cancel their New Year's Eve '99 plans, but for once, Peter is actually somewhat right.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Bill Clinton / Business Man #2 / Crowd / General / Naked Guy / Greg / New Quahog Citizen / George Washington / Citizen #4 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Tricia Takanawa / Sheila / Old Lady / New Quahog Citizen #2 (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown (voice)
Jack Perkins ... Self (voice)
Victoria Principal ... Pamela Barnes Ewing
Will Sasso ... Randy Newman (voice) (as William Sasso)
Joey Slotnick ... (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Guy in Chicken Suit (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


New Year's 2000 is approaching, and Spooner Street is preparing for a big holiday bash. When Peter hears about the impending disaster of Y2K, however, he panics and locks the family in the basement. His fears turn out to be well-founded when the world's computer systems go haywire and civilization is destroyed by atomic blasts. After digging out of the rubble, the family decides to travel to the Natick Twinkie factory in the hopes of finding food and building a new town. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Animation | Comedy


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This is the only episode to be rated PG in the UK (for DVD release; there is no TV content rating system in the UK. Most episodes are rated 15; the rest are 12s.) See more »


(at around 6 mins) The world map on the monitor spells out "Happy New Year", with the Y slightly misshapen. A few seconds later, the Y is not misshapen, even though one of the generals point out that it is. See more »


Peter Griffin: [Peter is trying to convince Lois that the world is ending and trying to get her to go to the basement, but Lois is refusing] Honey, are you pregnant?
Lois Griffin: No, why?
[Shoves Lois down the stairs]
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Alternate Versions

Only seen on the original airing, there is a slight alteration when the aliens comment on earth blowing up. When the naked man comes out to see what happened, he does not have the anal probe and another alien comes out zipping the fly of his pants. See more »


Spoofs E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

User Reviews

Best Episode Yet
4 July 2020 | by injury-65447See all my reviews

To me this is the perfect example of Family Guy at its prime. It's a storyline completely divorced from reality and that allows for some really creative ideas to be presented.

So many amazing moments:

  • the long running epic chicken fight
  • Randy Newman on the piano doing commentary
  • Squid Stewie and his adorable tentacular antics
  • Brian as a sassy Truman Capote
  • the final dream reveal

I absolutely loved this episode.

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Release Date:

26 December 1999 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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